Pseudo Django Reinhardt Biopic

  Woody Allen’s Sweet and Lowdown stars Sean Penn as a Django Reinhardt styled guitarist during the Depression. It’s not as boring as I thought it was the first time I saw it 10 years ago, and it’s not all that bad, but you might have to appreciate Woody’s Allen sensibilities to get into it. It plays more like a straight bio than a comedy, so it’s kind of funny and kind of not, but as with all of Allen’s period movies, it’s got a great look. (Today happens to be Django Reinhardt’s birthday.)

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One Reply to “Pseudo Django Reinhardt Biopic”

  1. I once painted a quarter-moon swing just like that for a production of “Mame”. Ours was a little wider with just a pillows with tassels instead of a chair.

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